Aegean Islands Wines & Cuisine!

Aegean Islands Wines & Cuisine!

The Aegean Islands are a group of islands in the Aegean Sea near the mainland of Greece. I had the pleasure of tasting some of the cuisines that have been passed down for generations, with secret recipes exchanged from mother to daughter since the Neolithic era! Chef Argiro Barbarigou welcomed us to the James Beard […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Great Getaways: The Lodge At Woodloch!

Great Getaways: The Lodge At Woodloch!

I had the absolute pleasure of visiting my favorite spa for my birthday again this year, and I could not have been more delighted. The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, PA is one of the top destination spas in the country and is a great mid-week or weekend getaway. I usually stay two nights and […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Visit Galicia, Spain!

Visit Galicia, Spain!

I had the opportunity to travel to Galicia, Spain this October! I have been to Spain once before, but never to the Northwest region of Galicia. I love Spanish wines and find that every time I visit Spain, I feel at home. Galicia is comprised of the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra, and is bordered by Portugal to the south. […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Chateau Montelena Winery

Chateau Montelena Winery

Chateau Montelena Winery is a famed winery located in California. The winery is known for producing old world wines with new world fruit, which results in gorgeous terroir driven wines. The King Varietal in Napa Valley is of course, Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Matt Crafton has upheld his vision as well as the Chateau Montelena vision […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2017!

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2017!

The Greenwich Wine and Food Festival is approaching quickly! Time to get your tickets to this spectacular tasting event and concert. I enjoy going to the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival every year because the food is always amazing, the location is easily accessible by train, and the drinks flow all day long! This great […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Great Weekend Getaways: Virginia Wine Country

Great Weekend Getaways: Virginia Wine Country

I recently visited Virginia and decided to spend the day in Virginia wine country. For those of you scratching your head right now, Virginia actually makes some pretty nice wine. Every time I visit I find another winery to love and some great new grape varietals! If you’re seeking a great weekend getaway and have […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Sip Sonoma County!

Sip Sonoma County!

I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Sonoma County, California this past March. After visiting Rodney Strong Vineyards for a few days to experience their Master Blender Experience, I had an extra day to sip some wonderful Sonoma County wines! I started the day at Martin Ray Winery where I tasted through […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Sip Sonoma: Martin Ray Winery

Sip Sonoma: Martin Ray Winery

While in Sonoma, I had the pleasure of visiting Martin Ray Winery where I tasted wines with winemaker, Bill Batchelor. Martin Ray has a fun history and some really great wines at varying price levels. The versatility in the wineries portfolio ensures a wine for every palate preference. The Wines 2016 Russian River Valley Rosé […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Sip Sonoma: Pedroncelli Winery

Sip Sonoma: Pedroncelli Winery

I had the pleasure of spending the evening with Julie (Pedroncelli) St. John and Ed St. John of Pedroncelli winery. They hosted us in their beautiful winery for an evening of great wine, food, and conversation. We tasted through several of their wines, paired with an incredibly home cooked meal; it was truly a one […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

The Ardmore Inn: Woodstock, Vermont

The Ardmore Inn: Woodstock, Vermont

The Ardmore Inn is a quaint Bed and Breakfast in Woodstock, VT. I was recently asked to judge the food competition for Maple Madness weekend, and was invited back to stay with Charlotte at The Ardmore Inn. Charlotte is the owner and Inn Keeper of the Ardmore Inn and she is an absolute delight. Everyday […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Woodstock Vermont’s Maple Madness Weekend!

Woodstock Vermont’s Maple Madness Weekend!

I had the pleasure of Judging this year’s 2017 Maple Madness Competition in Woodstock, Vermont. For a woman who chose to live in the concrete jungle, I must say, I really enjoy the Vermont life. It was a very snowy March still in Woodstock, but that did not stop my mom and myself from driving […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Rodney Strong Master Blender Sweepstakes!

Rodney Strong Master Blender Sweepstakes!

Beginning on Monday, April 3, 2017, wine fans from across the United States will have the opportunity to enter online to be one of three Rodney Strong Vineyards Master Blenders! The winners will be randomly chosen to enjoy an exclusive, educational long weekend in Sonoma County with a guest. The prize is a one of […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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